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Gadget Meister wrote:

if I have to run all of Higgy Babe's post through Google Translate to understand them  ajb007/biggrin

The name is HIGGINS!  ajb007/mad

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Ok, this is a good idea and tidying up the stickies would also be good.

I don't see that a group of topics about selling particular types of items would work as every offer would merge with another?

I can create a new forum, but this in turn at the moment can't have sub forums / categories. It could have a user forced category system, i.e. tag your post at the start or end with [Prop] or [Wardrobe] etc.

I can make it so a member must have x posts before they can post a topic but anyone can reply. I don't want to have a hidden forum unless you are logged in though.

I won't have a payment system as the site cannot and will not actually start getting involved in these transactions.

No play pen either....

Simon

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Thanks, Simon. The Mantis and I have a plan for tidying up the stickies.

10 songs done for next CD- one more started, one being discarded.

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What about the padded cell?

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Here's a little down and dirty Photoshop of how the Buying & Selling section could appear -


http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp79/craigandujar/AJB/AJB%20new%20section.jpg



And if you drilled down another screen -

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp79/craigandujar/AJB/AJB%20For%20Sale-Trade%20Screen.jpg


I think the eBay thread, as well as any "production runs" could live in this new area too.  Maybe the Production Runs could be Stickies on this page?  Just my thoughts.  What do you all think?  And from what you posted, SiCo, this seems doable.

Kind regards,
Craig

Last edited by DBS (12th May 2017 19:42)

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DBS that could work yes, I didn't consider creating the forums in a new overall section.

Do we need a wanted forum at the moment, I fear more than one forum dilutes the content and makes it harder for the moderators.

Simon

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If separate forums within the Buying & Selling section is a harder approach, perhaps it could be addressed as part of the "RULES" to include one of the following IDs in the thread header:

FS: or FOR SALE:
WTB:
WTT:
PRODUCTION RUN:

So an example would be -

PRODUCTION RUN: The SOLDEN Jacket is back!! (ROYALE Filmwear)

That way, if a member wants to look for all the Production Runs, they could go to the Search feature, and just type in "Production Run" and select the "Buying & Selling" section.  In theory, if every post/listing has that in the title, the thread should come up in the search, and BINGO!

Yes, it requires more mod activity to ensure that users adhere to this policy, but it would then eliminate the need for the sub-forum sections.

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I like the idea of another Forum just for sales/wants/trades/production runs that DBS suggests...especially the

FS: or FOR SALE:
WTB:
WTT:
PRODUCTION RUN:

part... ajb007/martini

That shouldn't be too difficult to moderate...well, until our Teutonic friend stops by  ajb007/shifty  ajb007/lol

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Please note that some threads from Memorabilia & Collecting Forum have been moved to the new Memorabilia For Sale/Trade Forum...and more will be moved when time permits...thank you  ajb007/martini

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I'm definitely for DBS's idea! It's true that the memorabilia section transformed into eBay and it's less about showing off your collection nowadays.

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Ok I have created the forum (I have chosen to have one forum for the moment for both selling and wanted posts, I am open to ideas on this if it gets messy again). Sir M has already started moving posts into it.

I think you will need to come up with the relevant tags for the tagging system as it is a little outside my knowledge. Just bare in mind that anything under four letters long will not be searchable with the current on site search (This may or may not matter!).

-- Edit --
Having said that if you include [] around that tags that could make most of them four letters...
--

Hopefully this will help, I suggest trying to steer away from sticky threads as they eventually just get overlooked. I will see if there's a way I can add some rules (i.e.e the tags etc.) to the top of the page.

Simon

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And if you think I've moved some thread I shouldn't have - or not moved a thread I should, then please let know via PM  ajb007/martini

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Brilliant work SiCo and Sir Miles, I think the new set up will work very well  ajb007/martini I also second DBS's idea, would be a very simple way to categorise the topics and navigate the FST subforum.

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JTM wrote:

Brilliant work SiCo and Sir Miles, I think the new set up will work very well  ajb007/martini I also second DBS's idea, would be a very simple way to categorise the topics and navigate the FST subforum.

The work is all done by SiCo... ajb007/martini

Everyone please feel free to comment both here and via PM - whichever you prefer - whilst this new forum takes shape...suggestions are always welcome, I've had several already...all from Higgybum...but I've told him "no, I'm staying"  ajb007/shifty

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Looks great so far!!  Well done on taking such quick action too!  It might be good to move SiCo's sticky re: Counterfeits to the new section as well -

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/37849/co … -material/

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DBS wrote:

Looks great so far!!  Well done on taking such quick action too!  It might be good to move SiCo's sticky re: Counterfeits to the new section as well -

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/37849/co … -material/

Good idea  ajb007/martini

I do like your idea of using prefixes...

FS: or FOR SALE:
WTB:
WTT:
PRODUCTION RUN:

It really does simplify things and make clear what the thread is after...I think we should this (or similar) moving forward...

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Great work, gentlemen! Congratulations!  ajb007/martini